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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Leland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Leland and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Leland:
    • 40.098844, -111.690204
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Leland
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Leland ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Leland.

Within Utah, the name Leland is unique.

Beyond Utah, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 22 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Walker County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Leland [Walker County].
    • Arkansas
      • Chicot County
      • This Leland is located in Chicot County and lies 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chicot County community of Leland.
    • California
      • Shasta County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Shasta County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Leland.
    • Florida
      • Madison County
      • This Leland is located in Madison County and lies 1,717 miles [2,763.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Leland.
    • Georgia
      • Cobb County
      • This Leland is located in Cobb County and lies 1,551 miles [2,496.1 km]<2> to the east of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cobb County community of Leland.
    • Idaho
      • Nez Perce County
      • This Leland is located in Nez Perce County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nez Perce County community of Leland.
    • Illinois
      • La Salle County
      • This Leland is located in La Salle County and lies 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Salle County community of Leland.
    • Iowa
      • Winnebago County
      • This Leland is located in Winnebago County and lies 954 miles [1,535.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winnebago County community of Leland.
    • Kansas
      • Graham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Leland [Graham County].
      • Kingman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Leland [Kingman County].
      • Morris County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Leland [Morris County].
    • Louisiana
      • Catahoula Parish
      • This Leland is located in Catahoula Parish and lies 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Catahoula Parish community of Leland.
    • Michigan
      • Chippewa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Leland [Chippewa County].
      • Leelanau County
      • This Leland is located in Leelanau County and lies 1,355 miles [2,180.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leelanau County community of Leland.
      • Washtenaw County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Leland [Washtenaw County].
    • Mississippi
      • Washington County
      • This Leland is located in Washington County and lies 1,235 miles [1,987.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Leland.
    • Nebraska
      • Gage County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Gage County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gage County community of Leland.
    • North Carolina
      • Brunswick County
      • This Leland is located in Brunswick County and lies 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km]<2> to the east of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brunswick County community of Leland.
    • Ontario
      • This Leland lies 1,811 miles [2,914.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Oregon
      • Josephine County
      • This Leland is located in Josephine County and lies 633 miles [1,018.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Josephine County community of Leland.
    • South Carolina
      • Chesterfield County
      • This Leland is located in Chesterfield County and lies 1,765 miles [2,840.5 km]<2> to the east of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesterfield County community of Leland.
    • Washington
      • Jefferson County
      • This Leland is located in Jefferson County and lies 772 miles [1,242.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Leland.
    • Wisconsin
      • Sauk County
      • This Leland is located in Sauk County and lies 1,139 miles [1,833 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Leland that is located in Utah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sauk County community of Leland.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leland ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Benjamin [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benjamin
    • Benjamin [Utah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Leland
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benjamin
  • Covered Bridge Canyon [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covered Bridge Canyon
    • Covered Bridge Canyon [Utah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Leland
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covered Bridge Canyon
  • Elk Ridge [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Ridge
    • Elk Ridge [Utah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Leland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,427 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Ridge
  • Geneva [Utah County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
    • Geneva [Utah County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Leland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lake Shore [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shore
      • Lake Shore [Utah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shore
    • Lakeview [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Utah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Leland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Lewis [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
      • Lewis [Utah County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
    • Pleasant View [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Utah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Leland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Spanish Fork [Utah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Fork
      • Spanish Fork [Utah County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Leland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,268 people
      • Spanish Fork has also been known as:
      • Spanish Fork City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spanish Fork<5>
    • Thistle [Utah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thistle
      • Thistle [Utah County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Leland

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Leland. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Billy Casper     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in Chula Vista (California) on Wednesday June 24, 1931 and died in Springville (Utah) on Saturday February 7, 2015 at the age of 83. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Utah County, Utah).
      • Springville is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Leland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Casper<6>
    • Prentice 'Sean' Delaney     (Songwriter, record producer)
      • Songwriter, record producer. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday January 8, 1945 and died in Orem (Utah) on Sunday April 13, 2003 at the age of 58. He is buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah).
      • Orem is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Leland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney<6>
    • Ken Hubbs     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Riverside (California) on Tueday December 23, 1941 and died in Provo (Utah) on Thursday February 13, 1964 at the age of 22. He is buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California).
      • Provo is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Leland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Hubbs<6>

How Far From Leland to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Leland to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Leland and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Provo, which is the Seat of Utah County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Leland to Provo, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,836 miles [2,954.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 72 days and walking would take 105 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,034 miles [11,320.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,802 miles [12,556.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,775 miles [9,294 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Leland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Utah County: www.co.utah.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Leland could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Leland) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0988, Longitude: -111.6902       In this case, the coordinates for Leland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Leland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Leland to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.702 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.166 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.699 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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